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TigerWolf

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I have looked in the FAQ and done a quick search but cannot find:

What is the difference between DVB and H/W and which will work in Australia?

so the different types are:
H/W
DVB-T
DVB-S
DVB-C
S/W
Whats the differnece?
 

samuel337

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TigerWolf said:
I have looked in the FAQ and done a quick search but cannot find:

What is the difference between DVB and H/W and which will work in Australia?

so the different types are:
H/W
DVB-T
DVB-S
DVB-C
S/W
Whats the differnece?

DVB vs. H/W:
DVB refers to digital TV, where as H/W refers to analog hardware MPEG2 TV cards (e.g. Hauppauge PVR250/350/150MCE). H/W cards contain a MPEG2 chip which alleivates work being done on the computer. They are quite well supported by MP, if they are on the supported list.

DVB-T is digital TV - terristrial. It is the standard that Aust uses for free-to-air digital TV. The most popular cards are the DNTV Live! card, Dvico cards/boxes, Hauppauge Nova-T.

DVB-S is digital TV - satellite, and DVB-C is digital TV - Cable (note: foxtel does not use this standard).

Finally, S/W refers to analog software TV cards (Hauppauge WinTV). These cards are usually the cheapest, but aren't supported very well in MP and require the computer to do a lot of work.

Sam
 

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